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nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 5, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Stock standard brewery taproom. Filled with tourists as you canít really not walk past here. Still grab a flight and be on your way.
kevinsenn (60) Waterloo, Ontario | August 9, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice taproom at the brewery with views of the brewing area. Friendly staff willing to pour half-samplers of brews at no cost. Medium-sized selection of GI beers on tap. Of course, GI beers arenít the best beers. But itís still a nice taproom, and the attached shop had a slightly larger selection of bottles.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
I have not taken the tour, but stepped into the tasting room on one of Granville Islandís busiest strips. Perhaps not surprisingly, hoardes of tourists fill the place. The day we visited, perhaps not brilliantly on a Sunday afternoon, there was a long line only to get a seat. Once youíre in, you wonder why because the place feels quite generic. Plenty of glasses, an overemphasis on the color gray. Food menu is very limited. Beers are rather thin and not particularly captivating. Certainly not a must in Vancouver unless youíre a completist.
v1rgil (10) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 7, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, if you like GIB. Sometimes they have seasonals you can taste but usually just the Molson produced stuff.
Stoutgirl86 (13) Kitchener, Ontario | March 31, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
As far as tours go this is the best brewery tour Iíve been on. THey did a thorough job of explaining the process, the ingredients and basic history. The tour groups end up being friends creating a great post-tour tasting ambiance. The staff are incredibly friendly. Some good beers to get people started on Bitter ales.
bitbucket (63) Kirkland, Washington | January 12, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Granville Island is an island, and so there is limited parking, but itís not a big place so you can find off-island parking and walk across the bridge. The place is OK, but I only go there when Iím in the near vicinity. Youíre basically looking at a gift shop that stocks OK beers.
fiulijn (500) MalmŲ, Italy | August 28, 2011
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Granville Island beers are never exciting, I just try to hit something new there; the place is not bad, but a bit too much warehouse-like and too few places and too few people. The adjacent beer shop is really sad, they can really carry a few more Granville beers. Itís also annoying, last time I was there the only beer I wanted was sold in 6-packs, so "no, thanks".
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | August 7, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Good fun and absolutely a value if you take the tour (which is followed by samples). I enjoyed GI almost as much as any íregularí pub I went to in Vancouver. They only serve their own brews, but they have a good selection of styles, including a seasonal or two. Service is friendly and quick, though ambiance was lacking in the middle of the day when I was there - a bit sterile. Recommended as a tour stop when visiting!
TBone (205) Pori, Finland | July 16, 2011
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 4/20
Yes, this place is allowed to sell only 12 oz beer per customer. It means one glass or 3 x 4 oz taster round. After that you have to quit ... More stupid alcohol laws Iíve heard only in Finland. It is something that they have no bar license but are only taproom. Such as quite useless place for beer drinking. Well ... at least I chose 3 more interesting sounding beers. Service was good enough, beers were nothing special.
pumpmaster (44) Pembroke Pines, Florida | July 9, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Perfect place to end a Granville Island visit. Bought some bottles in the store and had a sampler in the Taproom.
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